A Geotechnical Engineer earns an average salary of $64,750 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,475 - $88,457  
   
Bonus
$29.09 - $7,259  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,152  
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$47,359 - $90,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $42.62  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $46.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$29.09 - $7,259  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,152  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,359 - $90,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.

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Geotechnical Engineer Tasks

  • Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.
  • Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
  • Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,045

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Key Stats for Geotechnical Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Geotechnical Engineer Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Geotechnical Engineer Salaries



National Average
$65,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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